What we do

We protect the security, independence and interests of our country at home and abroad. We work with our allies and partners whenever possible. Our aim is to ensure that the armed forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work, and that we keep within budget.

MOD is a ministerial department, supported by 31 agencies and public bodies.

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Our policies

  1. Peace and stability in the Middle East and North Africa

    The British government's humanitarian and diplomatic efforts in securing peace in the Middle East and North Africa.

  2. Armed forces covenant

    The covenant exists to ensure that service personnel, veterans and their families are not disadvantaged as a result of their service.

  3. Afghanistan

    How the UK is helping Afghanistan to become a more secure nation with international support.

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Our ministers

Our senior military officials

Our management

Contact MOD

Office address



Service Records and Subject Access Request enquiries

For more information follow the link above.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Group

MOD Copyright Administrator
Poplar 2 #2214
MOD Abbey Wood

BS34 8JH

MOD copyright licensing information

Low Flying complaints

If you have concerns about military low flying or wish to complain.

Ask Defence

MOD Ministerial Correspondence Unit
5th Floor, Zone A
Main Building


Please note that we cannot reply by email. You must include a postal address if you wish to receive a response.

Military Aviation Authority

Military Aviation Authority Secretariat
Level 1, Juniper Building
MOD Abbey Wood (North)

BS34 8QW

DBS Finance

Floor 1, Zone A
Walker House
Exchange Flags

L2 3YL

Ministry of Defence Register of interest

Medals enquiries

MOD Medal Office
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks


Veterans UK

Defence Business Services JCCC

Room G35
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks


Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulation requests

MOD Information Rights Team
1st floor, Zone N
Main Building


Not to be used for requesting your own information (Subject Access Request), Service records including for deceased relatives, or pension enquiries.

High profile groups within MOD

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in the Welsh language scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information.